Skovi Kapps with Jenny Murray, Curator of Collections

Jenny Murray, Curator of Collections, tells us more about this display

A collection of colourful Skovi Kapps which highlight Shetland’s trading and maritime links with Russia during the 19th century is now on display for the first time at the Shetland Museum.

This new display features a group of exotic wooden household items known as Baltic ware, Khokhloma ware or Skovi kapps in Shetland; Skovi from Muscovy, the region in Russia where they were produced and kapp which is Shetland dialect for bowl.